Saturday, August 31, 2013


Alison Saar, En Pointe, 2010, Wood, bronze, graphite, rope, 87 x 52 x 30 inches. Photo by Chris Warner.
September 12 – December 13, 2013

Opening reception featuring a gallery talk by Alison Saar: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 5 – 7 pm.

University of Maryland
1214 Cole Student Activities Building
College Park, MD

From the David C. Driskell Center Fall 2013 Newsletter:

Alison Saar’s work is deeply tied to her multiracial heritage, and it is through this lens which she so strikingly captures the human spirit. Through her sculptures, she displays the primal intensity of people underlying the civility of everyday life.  Saar scrutinizes bigotry and historical burdens and portrays these concepts through a visual and kinesthetic tension, common in many of her pieces.  Saar’s use of commonplace and specialized materials in her works make them highly unique.

Combining African art and ritual, Greek mythology, and German aspects of expressionism, Saar challenges stereotypes and offers an indictment of human discrimination. This exhibition, organized by the Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, will travel to Bakalar & Paine Galleries, MassArt in Massachusetts.

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